In the heart of the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos, we have a strategical and beautiful lodge-house of 2 floors, completely in wood and ecological, with a private room, big and comfortable ecological bathroom, and a spacious bar- kitchen (in the local way, known as "tushpa", with grill on fire), all surrounded by pure nature, gardens and little streams of fresh water.
The room is provided of mosquito nets and all kind of protection. The house is not provided of electricity, the illumination will be with candles.
It's the perfect place to get contact with this part of the Amazon forest, protected area and National Reserve from 2004, due to its flooded forests and the unique in its genre forest on white sand. Every year we receive many biologist from all the world, to study and classify many species of birds (in just this area we have 500 hundred of species of birds - in all Perù there are 2000!).
We could offer, if you wish, entire holiday packages, of 2 days or more, included not only accommodation, but also food (all fresh and local food like fish, meat or vegetables), transportation, trekking through the Reserve as excursions in jungle and rivers by boat, and visit to Amazon communities.
The lodge is not in the same city, it's in the National Reserve, so far 30 minuts by bus from the city, and 40 minuts walking in the same Reserve (look the map). We will help you to bring baggages.
But lodging in this wild and pure vegetation you can keep in touch of the hundreds of different species of animals and birds, experience we believe unique!
Amazon Natural Reserve Bed&Trees was amazing! Johnny took us out to the reserve and showed us around. He made sure to tell us about every animal we came across and every plant. If you want to get the most out of it make sure you have someone that speaks Spanish in your group! It is a great experience and I highly recommend it!
The first thing it did capture me was the pictures, I really wanted to have the real experience of being in the jungle, to my surprise I got the best of all, the communication and meeting for the first time was great.
We did go to the Jungle with Johny boy! super nice, friendly and informed, there is no bird, plant or story he does not know, and gives you the felling that nothing will append to you.
Also Danielle and Carmen, the organizer of this great operation, the more you talk to them, you will find that is not the money what moves them, the interest is much higher than that, they are helping the communities to also be involved and generates works for them as they get more educated and improving the living.
Something that we saw and admired, is that no matter how limited in resources the natives live, they are proud people and family is solid and united.
I do recommend highly to anybody who wants to live an unforgettable life experience, you can trust this group of people, love it and hope to be back.
Tuvimos una estancia genial! El lugar es muy auténtico y sostenible. Nos han tratado genial, tanto Danielle y Johny como la gente de la comunidad. Ha sido una experiencia muy bonita. Trato personalizado, muy diferente a lo que deben ser ser el resto de lodges. Recomendable 100%!
Ha estado genial!! El sitio es increible y la vivencia mas!! Nos han tratado muy muy bien y tanto la casa como los alrededores son para conocerlos! Genial!
Gracias por todo!!
Maravilloso proyecto!!! . Tienen en cuenta tu bienestar al mismo tiempo que preservan la selva y dan trabajo a la (website hidden) precioso el sitio y tienen unas hamacas de ensueño!
We stayed with Daniel in the jungle for two nights and it was a wonderful experience. We hiked through the jungle, ate freshly-caught piranha, swam with village kids, ate lunch with local families and simply relaxed and enjoyed the peaceful and secluded scenery. Daniel and Carmen also gave us a tour of Belen back in Iquitos, which was very interesting. They both do social work in the neighborhood and gave lots of insight into the neighborhood and its history. If you are looking for a rustic, no-frills, jungle experience, I would definitely recommend staying with them!
Experience in the Amazon is fascinating, at night you can see the sky full of stars, the aromas remind you of hundreds of new fruits and plants you've never seen. The community people are very friendly, attentive and fun. I highly recommend visiting the Allpahuayo Mishana... time seems to stop.
I'm deeply grateful to Carmencita for letting me know their world.